JAWS & DENTURES
complete dentures during sleep promotes breathing disorders
and increases both the risk
of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Your Jaws ~ Your Life (page 50)
Taking removable dentures out at night
may be a killer! When dentures or teeth are removed,
the tongue can be forced backwards into the throat and
block the airway. This happens when jaws do not have
teeth or dentures to support them and forward space
for the tongue is lost.
If you have fewer than 24 teeth, or
if you are missing a large number of back teeth, then
wearing dentures at night may be healthier for you.
If you choose to do so, make sure you clean your mouth
and dentures throughout the day, especially before going
to sleep, and also take your dentures out for a few
hours to give your mouth a rest.
David C. Page, D.D.S.
Your Jaws ~ Your Life (page 51)